ABYC Standards Certification

This course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The presentations are arranged chapter by chapter in accordance with the included study guide and will address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed as well and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards.

This online course includes over 9 hours of presentation and study review material to guide you through the certification process as well as chapter review questions to help you gauge your progress.

Topics Include:
  • Fuel and Ventilation Systems
  • Hull and Deck Structures
  • Hull Performance
  • Hull Piping
  • Engine and Powertrain
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Components
  • Boat Service
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signal Appliances
  • Thermal Appliances
  • Gas Detectors
  • Fire Fighting Equipment

ABYC Standards

  • 54 of ABYC's most referenced Standards are addressed

Code of Federal Regulations

    • 33 CFR 183

    Pretest

    A pretest is available for the Standards Certification to help you determine if you are ready to embark on this course. Click HERE for the pretest.

    Certification Exam

    The course concludes with the successful completion of a rigorous exam which consists of:
    • 132 Questions
    • The passing score is 83%
    • Time to complete 3 hours
    Taking the exam:

    You can take a proctored test one of two ways…
    • Testing online through our online proctoring service, ProctorU. All you need in order to take your exam with ProctorU is:
      • A strong Internet connection
      • A working webcam
      • A functioning microphone
    • Testing online at your local library

    Member Price: $795.00
    Non-Member Price: $1095.00
    Study Guide Included: Yes
    Chapter Review Quizzes Included: Yes
    Certification Exam Included: Yes
    Course Length: 9+ Hours
    CEUs: 32

    Matthew Wienold

    Education Development Manager

    Matt began his tenure at ABYC in the technical department managing many of ABYC standards and their associated review committees. Having an extensive background in photgraphy and multimedia development, he was a perfect fit for a new position developing educational content including online learning courses. He spends most of his days behind a camera, editing video or developing online learning courses and is the principle developer of the ABYC Online Learning Program.

    Ed Sherman

    ABYC Education VP (Retired)

    Ed has been actively involved in the education business for over 35 years. He recently retired from ABYC where he was the Vice President of Education. Ed is a frequent contributor of technical articles for periodicals such as Boating, Boat US Magazine, Cruising World, and Marine Electronics Journal.  Earlier in his career he was a frequent contributor to Professional Boat Builder magazine.  His work has earned him multiple awards with Boating Writers International. Ed is the author of 4 best-selling marine trade titles and co-authored the ABYC textbook, “Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology.”  He is the past chairman of the Marine Technology department at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in Warwick, RI. Ed has developed curriculum for NEIT, The International Yacht Restoration School IYRS, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Navy as well as the ABYC.  He is an avid fly fisherman in both fresh and salt water and fountain pen aficionado.   

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    Standards Certification - Introduction
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    Chapter 1 - Hull & Piping
    H-4, Cockpit Drainage Systems
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    H-22, Electric Bilge Pump Systems
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    H-23, Water Systems for Use on Boats
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    H-27, Seacocks, Through Hulls, and Drain Plugs
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    Chapter 1 Review Quiz
    3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
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    Chapter 2 - Electrical
    A-27, Alternating Current Generator Sets
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    A-28, Galvanic Isolators
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    A-31, Battery Chargers and Inverters
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    A-32, AC Power Conversion Equipment and Systems
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    E-2, Cathodic Protection
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    E-10, Storage Batteries
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    E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats
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    TE-4, Lightning Protection
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    E-30, Electric Propulsion Systems
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    Chapter 2 Review Quiz
    5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
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    Chapter 3 – Engines, Exhaust Systems & Engine Controls
    A-27, AC Generator Sets
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    A-33, Emergency Engine/Propulsion Cutoff Device
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    H-1, Field of Vision from the Helm
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    H-30, Hydraulic Systems
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    P-1, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
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    P-4, Marine Inboard Engines and Transmissions
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    P-6, Propeller Shafting Systems
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    P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
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    P-17, Mechanical Steering Systems
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    P-18, Cable over Pulley Steering Systems for Outboard Engines
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    P-21, Manual Hydraulic Steering Systems
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    P-22, Steering Wheels
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    P-24, Electric/Electronic Propulsion Control
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    P-27, Electric/Electronic Steering Control
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    Chapter 3 Review Quiz
    4 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/4 points to pass
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    Chapter 4 – Fire Fighting, Fuel & Ventilation
    A-4, Fire Fighting Equipment
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    A-14, Gasoline and Propane Gas Detection Systems
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    A-24, Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
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    TH-22/TH-23, Educational Information about Carbon Monoxide
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    H-2, Ventilation of Boats using Gasoline
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    H-24, Gasoline Fuel Systems
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    H-25, Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems
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    H-32, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel
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    H-33, Diesel Fuel Systems
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    Chapter 4 Review Quiz
    6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/6 points to pass
    6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/6 points to pass
    Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous Hull & Deck, and Thermal Appliances
    A-1, Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems
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    A-3, Galley Stoves
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    A-6, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment
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    A-7, Liquid and Solid Fueled Boat Heating Systems
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    A-26, LPG and CNG Fueled Appliances
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    A-30, Cooking Appliances with Integral LPG Cylinders
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    Chapter 5 Review Quiz
    3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
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    Chapter 6 – Miscellaneous Standards
    A-16, Electric Navigation Lights
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    A-23, Sound Signal Appliances
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    H-5, Boat Load Capacity
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    H-8, Buoyancy in the Event of Flooding/Swamping
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    H-26, Powering of Boats
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    H-35, Powering and Load Capacity of Pontoon Boats
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    S-7, Boat Capacity Labels
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    H-28, Inflatable Boats
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    H-29, Canoes and Kayaks
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    T-5, Safety Signs and Labels
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    TY-28, Boat Lifting and Storage
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    Chapter 6 Review Quiz
    5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
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